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congressman frank kratovil goes on the attack against andy harris in his latest television ad. >> it takes issue with his challengers stance on taxes. harris is shooting back demanding that people from the airwaves. david collins is looking into those claims from our studio. >> a lot of people have seen or at least heard about it. it claims that andy harris endorses a 23% increase in the sales tax. it makes it seem as if he wants this on top of all the other taxes. it fails to mention that the proposal, currently stalled in congress, would replace the federal income tax and abolish the irs. >> can you imagine paying 23% sales tax on everything you buy? that is andy harris's unfair plan. >> it is misleading. it is part of the fair tax act, currently stalled in congress. it would replace federal income tax, implement tax, personal gains tax -- employment tax,
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personal gains tax, social security, medicare taxes. >> we have to believe in our system and process. >> he appears noncommittal. "i can support a flat tax or the fair tax." is spokesperson would not even go that far. when asked if he supported the fair tax act, his spokesperson repeatedly said he supported anything that would lower the tax burden for all americans. here is how the 23% tax would work. it would be levied once at the point of purchase for all new goods and services. it would decrease the tax burden by broadening the tax pace -- base. it would spur individual investments. it also calls for a monthly prepaid to all want lawful u.s. households up to the property -- to all lawful u.s. households up to the poverty level. the removal of tax deduction incentives and a loss of tax
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advantages is a concern to some people. >> 23% -- >> it is reckoned with similar to other democratic ads run this year. -- eight is strikingly similar to other democratic ads run this year. he did not only approve the ad, but his campaign paid for it. the harris campaign sent a letter demanding that the ad be pulled from the airwaves. he challenged credit bill -- kratovil joint in town hall meetings. the fair tax act has languished in congress since 1999. last year, the republican leading rasmussen reports that a national poll -- 40% of those surveyed said they would report -- support replacing federal taxes with a national sales tax. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> david collins has been reviewing every single one of these.
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you can find his reviews on see what could happen to the balance of power when you click on "politics." >> in tonight's education alert, it has been called a landmark contract for baltimore city teachers. it is apparently so important that nobody is ready to explain why. tim tooten is live in a newsroom with more on this. >> it is safe to say this tentative contract will include raises for teachers. no one is saying how much. the city school officials and the union have remained tight- lipped. it has been more than a year since the teachers got raises. negotiations have been going on since january. even though the union and the district are floating the term "landmark," neither side is willing to explain. the head of the city's teachers union said that beyond pay, there are critical concerns which have been important issues for teachers. some of these were noted in a
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recent survey. >> our teachers said they wanted a voice at the workplace. they wanted to have input into what the staff development looks like. they wanted to be in charge of their movement and their growth. so we listened. >> we have been told that details of this landmark contract proposal will come out next week, even after it is made public, it must be approved by teachers. the 11 news roo >> 6 students were injured at route 155 between bull rock and canvassback in havre de grace. they were taken to hospital. we are told all injuries are minor. they have now been released. the driver was taken to shock trauma. the driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries. the cause is still under investigation. >> funeral services are set for
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the navy seal who was killed in afghanistan this week. the 29-year-old lieutenant was one of nine u.s. military personnel killed in a chopper crash on tuesday. the funeral services will be held next thursday at the st. john the baptist catholic church in silver spring. the wake will be held at the church the night before. stephen colbert goes to congress. comedy central's host took his routine to capitol hill to testify at a hearing on migrant workers. it was no laughing matter. nikole killion has details. >> he came with a script, but did not stick to it. >> i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing up to c-span 1. >> he drew laughs from congress, but not everyone was amused.
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>> i am asking you to leave the room. >> i am here at the invitation of the chairman. >> he continued his routine, pulling punch lines at a hearing on farm workers' rights. >> they are far too dependent on the immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see that many americans have already started. >> he was chosen to testify after spending the day working at a farm. >> i picked, i packed, i even made friends. >> it was part of the united farm workers take our jobs campaign to raise awareness about the plight migrant workers. >> as one day in the field meet you an extra -- does one day in the field make you an expert? >> i believe so. i like talking about people who do not have any power.
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this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. migrant workers, and to our work, but they have no rights as a result. we still invite them to come here and we asked them to leave at the same time. that is an interesting contradiction. >> serious or silly, the head of the committee is defending her decision to invite him to the hearing, saying it drew more attention to the issue. he will headline a rally in the scene -- in d.c. next month. >> a 3 1/2 month search has ended in an arrest. he was charged and held without bond. detectives are looking into other crimes that they believe he might be responsible for. >> a search is on for four men who shot a woman during home invasion in glen burnie. police were called last night to
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colonial knoll. when the suspect went inside the struggled with a woman and she was shot in the chest. she was taken to shock trauma and is listed in stable condition. police believe the victims might have been targeted. if you have information, call the anne arundel county police. >> another week of testimony wrapped up in the murder trial of former city councilman can harass. they listened to testimony about dna. >> the jurors heard the process that was used to collect the dna evidence. prosecutors tried to connect the three men to the crime. connecting the evidence to the men on trial for robbery -- they're trying to do that with the help of a forensic expert who testified about taking samples provided by investigators to check for blood and skin cells. he submitted the samples for dna
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analysis. the three men are accused of the murder. he told jurors that he examined a mass that one witness had seen -- one mask that had been seen by a witness. the shooting happened in september, 2008. workers testified that the masked man was part of the group the roblin club. he checked the nose and mouth area. he was unable to determine what type of substance was on the mask, but said it was not blood. prosecutors believe that dna from one of the suspects was found on the mask. >> the technician cannot tell the jury where the mask came from. he cannot tell the jury under what circumstances it came into the police. >> he also check latex gloves and bandanas. they were found inside a purse
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stolen from a lounge worker. the per se -- purse inside a trash can. >> the majority of the evidence was packaged in one bag. there were 13 or 14 items in this one purse. it sat there for three days before the technician actually pull them out to analyze for dna. the question becomes, what the dna on the items? was it on a different one? no one would be able to answer that question. but when you are being as specific as you are with dna, you have to keep items separate. they did not do this in the lab or on the street. >> whose dna was found on what? they hope to get the answers to that on monday. reporting live, barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> still to come at 6:00 -- it is one of the biggest weekends in baltimore. our officials getting ready for the annual baltimore book festival. >> serious ravens' news is on
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the way. a series approach to entertain at an nba game. that story is coming up later. >> crazy weather. we have a front on the move. i will let jan know if that will make you want to dance or not.
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>> city police will have a second set of eyes as resident -- as residents have the chance to ride along with the cops. no. 5 under people are participating in the event, happening right now at the police academy. tonight, every police are patrolling the city will have a member of the community with them. >> if your into remote-control planes, make your way to the southwest park,.
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they had practice flights. the event will happen saturday and sunday. it is free. the baltimore book festival is bringing several celebrities to town this weekend, including one former wrestler and former governor and nigel barker from "antm." it runs at the mount vernon place this saturday and sunday. we have information on our website. go to and click on "entertainment." >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast with meteorologist sandra shaw. >> i hope your doing well this evening. things are clear. it is still very hot. we're still in the mid till -- 90's. we tied a new record today. 95 degrees was the old record, set in 1970. we talked it off in 2010. we have had 5790-degree days and above so far.
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-- 57 days above 90 degrees so far. it will take until sunday for the cooler air to filter in and change our weather patterns. we will sweat it out overnight. we're looking at the lower-90's downtown. upper-80's near the state line. today was a record-setter. we were 97 at the inner harbor. we began this morning with a lot of fog, especially around the lower eastern shore. we began at 70 degrees. 75 is the normal high for this day. looking at the climatological records for this year, 2010 is officially the hottest summer ever on record in baltimore. we are only into the second day of fall and it is still 95. mostly clear tonight, unseasonably mild at 68th to 72
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degrees. things will change tomorrow. the front will push through. it will be warm, but less human than where we were to start things today. 83 to 70 -- 83 to 87 degrees. mostly sunny skies tomorrow afternoon. the real story today has been the heat. high pressure is pulling in a strong, southwesterly flow. the wind is above 10 miles per hour out of the west. the front is on the move. once that clears, it will change our weather pattern in time for payment -- for game day. clouds and increasing sunshine throughout the game. 714 kickoff. it should stay in the 7's -- 71 for kickoff. it should say in the 70's for the game. top of a strong matthew is still affecting america -- tropical
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storm matthew is still affecting america. the next system is nicole. it could affect florida and east coast by the end of next week. we'll get some tropical moisture early on next week from the gulf of mexico, simply because of the pressure in the deep south. it will give as much-needed rain monday and tuesday. we will be in the 70's. monday and tuesday, slight chance of showers. thursday and friday are dry and partly cloudy. we're watching the caribbean. it looks like it is heating up this october. >> now, 11 sports with pete gilbert. about's get you fired up the home opener. a look at the matchup. will they pummel the browns? not the sexiest topic, but important. the players voted unanimously to decertify as part of a plan to
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negotiate with the owners. the players can then sue the league and it cannot be locked out. we will have a football in 2011. they voted in new union reps. the injury report released today offers no surprises. it looks much better than last week. will not an seneca wallace will start at quarterback. johnson is listed as probable. you can guarantee his play. he has not missed a game since 2003. the unsung and versatile linebacker never complains and remains accountable. you cannot help but cheer for him. he loves hearing that. >> it is good to get back. it's our home crowd and our environment.
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it is a pretty special thing. >> he will enjoy his first game at the stadium this sunday. he will not play, but he signed a one-year lead minimum contract -- league minimum contract. he spoke about the accident that fractured his skull. he had turned on the lights, he would not have fallen down the stairs. despite that, hip oz -- his optimism today continues. >> it is good to be here. could still be sitting at home, but i'm here in the black and purple. that is the big picture, in my opinion. when the time comes, i'm pretty sure i will play my way into whatever. >> friday night means football. your high school schedule looks like this. highlights coming from dunbar. st. john's boys.
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our game of the week is no. carol versus south carroll. there re-signed dwyane wade -- they re-signed dwyane wade, added lebron james, and chris bosh. the terribly popular dance group has not given way to turnover. they have performed for years and are going strong. more than 160 auditioned today. what you think of when you go to the nba game is probably not that, but they are really good. >> they enjoy that, audio. -- that, too. ♪
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%.
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and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> here is what you're working on for 11:00 tonight. one republican candidate is
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being kept out of an annual parade in anne arundel. she says she is not invited. we have more on the howard county teachers' aide found guilty of child sex abuse, despite never having physical contact with his victims. these stories and much more are ♪ [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars
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>> how is this summer weather? >> is fabulous. 57 days above 90. today is included in that.
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we tied the record at the airport. 97 downtown. tomorrow, 10 degrees cooler. we will take what we can get. we're well above the normal high, which is actually 75. the front coming through tomorrow will close down. we will have much cooler air. a high of 71 for the ravens kickoff on sunday. we will have rain next week. bottom line -- a disturbance in the area monday and tuesday. we will drive out toward the end of the week. >> i still like somebody one for sunday. >> i know they do. >> nbc nightly news is up next with brian williams. we will see you at 11:00. >> goodnight. old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. old gibbs canning company. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage.

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